Inventing the American Presidency

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"If you could start from scratch, how would you redesign the oval office?" The formation of the United States government was a carefully calculated and collective process. With this video, your class will imagine themselves as founders of the nation, and using their critical thinking skills and the benefit of hindsight, examine the variables behind the formation of the executive branch.

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  • Engaging video with descriptive illustrations
  • Explains events leading up to establishment of the United States government and factors that went into its construction
  • Opportunity to flip the video: create your own multiple choice and/or open-answer questions to check for understanding, add additional resources, or create a discussion question for an online open forum (requires free online registration)

  • Many topics illustrated in the video that may require further explanation